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Martin Walsh-backed arbitration bill fizzles

After dominating weeks of the summer mayoral campaign, a controversial measure pushed by Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh that would make rulings by arbitrators binding appeared to die a quiet death Wednesday.

Just a handful of speakers addressed House Bill 2467 during the hour-and-a-half public hearing in a stuffy State House meeting room. Leaders of the Public Safety Committee say it is unlikely the bill will ever make it out of committee and come up for a full vote in the Legislature.

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